Zamboni Driver Who Became An Emergency Goalie Visits TODAY Live | TODAY

Over the weekend, 42-year-old David Ayres, a former Zamboni driver, was pressed into service as an emergency goalie in an NHL game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Carolina Hurricanes - and helped win the game for his team. Joining TODAY live, he jokes, “I was confident until I hit the ice, and then I was terrified.” He also talks about receiving a kidney transplant from his mom, who calls into TODAY live to congratulate him.
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  • Class act Maple Leaf fans👍👍👍👍

    UMPIRE VAUMPIRE VAVor 14 Tage
  • Up next janitor who cleans toilets becomes quarterback in the NFL. Makes sense.

    Michael SmithMichael SmithVor 17 Tage
  • I want a rookie card

    Eric Muskwa NaistusEric Muskwa NaistusVor 20 Tage
  • Mary is the first women to play in the NHL if you think about it.

    Alex GAlex GVor 21 Tag
  • If Carolina wins the Cup......does he get to spend a day with it??

    Marcus BustadMarcus BustadVor 22 Tage
  • Evan the hockey mom has a missing tooth, how perfect. lol

    Peter FotoPeter FotoVor 23 Tage
  • Reminds of the Disney movie "The Rookie". Hope they create one for this.

    Alvin MendozaAlvin MendozaVor 23 Tage
  • Awesome job man!!

    TheHotandshot91TheHotandshot91Vor 24 Tage
  • My Human... lol this people is why you do a quick Read Over before pressing send...

    Sound MoneySound MoneyVor 25 Tage
  • Could definitely be a movie made about this, reminds me a lot of the story of Rudy, but even a longer shot.

    Doc GDoc GVor 25 Tage
  • THEY LOST TO A 42 YEAR OLD ZAMBONI DRIVER!!!!!

    drake hughesdrake hughesVor 25 Tage
  • Great story 🇨🇦🧘🏽‍♀️🙏🏾

    Janina Lee Del RioJanina Lee Del RioVor 26 Tage
  • This guy is what the world needs.

    Bri BaBri BaVor 26 Tage
  • Just imagine if they let people do this in every sport!😳

    BiG JuiCeBiG JuiCeVor 26 Tage
  • What a great story!!!!!! and it seems it couldn't have happened to a better guy wanting to give any money made off of this to charity!!!

    Tha BeastSTLTha BeastSTLVor 26 Tage
  • Well done!

    frankymacffrankymacfVor 26 Tage
  • Looking forward to the movie

    db happinessdb happinessVor 27 Tage
  • I love that comment she made about her bf/husband? “My human got to live out his ultimate dream” I love it 🖤 so cute!

    Chiara KChiara KVor 27 Tage
  • 🦙🦙🦙🦙

    SalminenSalminenVor 28 Tage
  • This is why i love hockey

    SalminenSalminenVor 28 Tage
  • Does he get paid for that?!!!!

    Wesley MadsenWesley MadsenVor 28 Tage
  • So freakin cool💕 what a great story💕

    Karen cooperKaren cooperVor 28 Tage
  • Interesting bit of trivia. He also sat on the bench, as the emergency goalie for the Charlotte Checkers in an American Hockey League game, in Toronto. The Checkers are also the Carolina Hurricanes AHL affiliate.

    John LeakJohn LeakVor 28 Tage
  • I'm from the Toronto area and this is one of those times I set aside my bias for the leafs. Dave helped them win and I['m happy for him.

    ViralOneViralOneVor 28 Tage
  • Congrats Mr.Ayers I don't think that could have happen to a more humble and deserving man. Glad you were able to live out a dream brother! God bless ya budd

    shymikey1987shymikey1987Vor 28 Tage
  • Only in America, dreams come true.

    Gavin HelgesonGavin HelgesonVor 29 Tage
    • The only thing is, he's Canadian and the game was played in Toronto, which last time I checked, was in Ontario, Canada.

      John LeakJohn LeakVor 28 Tage
  • Maybe there should be a Movie based on this if it’s possible later on.

    Mark HeyingMark HeyingVor 29 Tage
  • I’m thinking Matt Damon would play him in a movie.

    Ryan FarrellRyan FarrellVor 29 Tage
  • My human😂😂😂

    Matt WoldanskiMatt WoldanskiVor 29 Tage
  • Красавчик!

    Alex ChernovAlex ChernovVor 29 Tage
  • Toronto Maple Leafs: "We can win this" Zamboni driver David: "Hold my beer"

    Christine SinclairChristine SinclairVor 29 Tage
  • I looked it up. He got paid $500.00.

    Happily SingleHappily SingleVor Monat
  • Alo. Grc cuando. Pueda. Dire. Algo. Que. No puedo. A hira con. La uno. Peli. TVE. España ya. Te digo. Algo con. Esto. Ok. Clar. Te. Llege. Envió. Ok en la vida. Solo gana la vida ok. Clar. Paso. La. Conexión. Berlina. Oye. A en esto. Bon jovi ya dire así. Estell. Mundo.

    Almudena CarneroAlmudena CarneroVor Monat
  • Alo. Grc. En la. Vida. Solo. Gana. La. Vida se lo. Puse yo. Hoy. A algien. Eso. Ok. Berlina. Y. Mundo. Esto. Paso. La. Conexión.

    Almudena CarneroAlmudena CarneroVor Monat
  • That is FREAKIN OUTSTANDING!

    Samuel ISamuel IVor Monat
  • As an American I love the NFl.,but the NHL is a close second. The pride for an nation and a team is truly spectacular. Happy for this guy.

    Carl GibansCarl GibansVor Monat
  • I love this!

    Shaundra LeeShaundra LeeVor Monat
  • his son is my friend in my shop class

    ScootScootVor Monat
  • Mary use to be a goalie too...you can tell by the missing teeth!

    T CT CVor Monat
  • Toronto fans have class cheering for another team and I’m an American saying this

    nickybullvol82nickybullvol82Vor Monat
  • My Human? Oh yeah! forgot Canada hurt feeling laws.

    unknow mysteriesunknow mysteriesVor Monat
  • Who cares

    Sir Marlon Brandon RiveraSir Marlon Brandon RiveraVor Monat
  • This made me tear up. This is a wonderful moment.

    The Creature In MeThe Creature In MeVor Monat
  • How is nobody talking about how the man's wife referred to him as "my human" LOL 😂😂😂

    RandyRandyVor Monat
    • Randy was looking for this

      RyanRyanVor Monat
  • Great story and go Canes!!

    Morgan KGMorgan KGVor Monat
  • Whoopty Doo

    Pat MoorePat MooreVor Monat
  • What's the link to his T-shirt?

    C WC WVor Monat
  • Thank you NBC and The Today Show for featuring Canada’s newest hero and inspiration. We’re all still very happy for Dave!

    Jacqueline RabekiJacqueline RabekiVor Monat
  • Love it! Way to go, buddy 👍 always keep your stick on the ice eh? 😄

    Paul ScalaPaul ScalaVor Monat
  • Kobe Ayres

    Jim BarronJim BarronVor Monat
  • This is of the movies

    Avian SalazarAvian SalazarVor Monat
  • Somebody get him an agent--he'll need one for the movie rights.

    Shauka HodanShauka HodanVor Monat
  • I love this story so much.

    donrainesohdonrainesohVor Monat
  • People, the first O and second T are silent, just blend them all in - it's Tronnoh - not TOE - RON - TOE

    RoccoRoccoVor Monat
  • He sounds like a hockey player lmaoooo You

    Luke_Luke_Vor Monat
    • This guy gets a huge applause, on mega tv news for playing a hockey game. Trump gives jobs to people who needs them and they try to impeach, call him a disgrace and lie

      Shauka HodanShauka HodanVor Monat
  • This guy is so chill in a complete whirlwind of a few days! Happy for him!

    alida flusalida flusVor Monat
  • David Ayres is the new Rudy Ruettiger.

    N. G.N. G.Vor Monat
  • That’s an awesome story and I’m stoked for him, but just wondering, why is he there as a backup? Was it kind a joke that ended up coming to fruition, or what? If a football team loses 2 people in the same position they don’t put the equipment guy in-jw lol 😂

    Blake JacobsenBlake JacobsenVor Monat
  • True Canadian - salut 🍁

    Katlyn BurdenukKatlyn BurdenukVor Monat
    • Can you imagine the Toronto players that couldn't score on him?

      alida flusalida flusVor Monat
  • GO CANES BABY

    Walt WilsonWalt WilsonVor Monat
  • Thats amazing. Good for him. And to top it off he did a great job

    Tom TonevTom TonevVor Monat
  • I ALWAYS CREATE MY OWN CHARACTER AND USE MY NAME IN NHL GAME'S. DAVID AYRES GOT TO LIVE A REAL LIFE VIDEO GAME AND GO DOWN IN NHL HISTORY. HOCKEY'S THE BEST!

    ROIDED CAPSROIDED CAPSVor Monat
  • Every moment of this video just has me going ... what??!!! Praise the Lord! I thought this was gonna be light and fluffy 😂😂😂😭😭❤️ I love good news. I try to balance it with the bad news.

    NakiaSimoneNakiaSimoneVor Monat
  • Great story, you never know where you’ll end up , happy for him.

    Apple BluntApple BluntVor Monat
  • That’s so cool!

    Military MeaganMilitary MeaganVor Monat
  • Her Human? What? Is she a cat or something? lol

    Master ShakeMaster ShakeVor Monat
  • Fantastic Story! Great to see this.

    J BrownJ BrownVor Monat
  • this is by far the most Canadian news story possible lol

    Adrienne MAdrienne MVor Monat
  • No new miracle, nothing new here.

    Bo7tkillerBo7tkillerVor Monat
  • What a dude

    Matthew GrimmMatthew GrimmVor Monat
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